The longest train ride
Chiang Mai Travel Blog› entry 119 of 158 › view all entries
March 26th, 2009 – by: JPryce
I was up suoer early to catch the 8:30 train to Chiang Mai. I had to lug my backpack to the metro station which was exhausting - sweat was dripping from my face and down my back by the time I got there. On the train the air con was broken so it was really hot, and although the train moved really slowly it was super bouncy so after about 3 hours I was feeling proper sick. 9 hours to go so I chowed down a load of travel sickness pills and had to bear it. The toilets became more and more disgusting as the journey went on - mostly because you are thrown from wall to wall like a rag doll whilst trying to aim! There was a western and a squat toilet - I started off using the western, but after someone spewed in the tiny sink and it was overflowing onto the floor I swapped to the squat! Anything you put in it had to be hosed down by a little spray tap on the wall. The traion got a bit delayed but we finally bounced into Chiang Mai just after 9pm. I headed straight out for food as I had barely eaten all day. I found a place with a few veggie dishes - I had spicy pumpkin and basil with rice which was delicious.
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